The view from the Stonington Harbor Light is less expansive than normal. A thick fog has obscured much of the harbor, decreasing the view from what on a clear day would include three states to a mere few hundred yards. But despite and perhaps because of the fog, the view is achingly, hauntin…

You don’t have to fly to the tropics to enjoy the remote charm of an isolated island. These picturesque escapes are all within striking distance of Connecticut, so head to the closest ferry and get ready to kick back, crack open the rosé and disconnect from mainland stresses.

For the past few years, I’ve been having the travel equivalent of an extramarital affair with the Hudson Valley region of New York. Don’t worry, Connecticut, I still love you … the Hudson Valley is just, well, different. 

Unless you’re a really dedicated cook, you probably won’t bring your 20-piece knife set, double oven, waffle iron and all your other home kitchen toys on your camping trip. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make campfire dishes that taste like home-cooked meals.

It might not be glamping, but eight of Connecticut’s state parks and forests have rustic cabins for rent that will put you right in the middle of some of the state’s most beautiful natural settings. 

Domes, yurts, tiny houses, safari tents and treehouses. These glamping locations offer the best of both worlds: a hotel-like experience in the splendor of nature.

For most adults, spending time in nature evokes a dose of nostalgia, back to simpler times and pleasures. But these days, increasing numbers of people are opting for a new style of upgraded camping. 

Despite its history, Glastonbury is not a quaint community that lives in the past. The town on the banks of the Connecticut River feels thoroughly modern with a sleek mix of local shops, national retail chains and a notable restaurant scene.

Ridgefield residents describe their town as a best-of-both worlds destination. On one hand, it is a classic New England country town complete with stone walls, historic buildings and a beautiful town green. On the other, it’s only a short train ride or an hour-and-change drive to New York Ci…

In this new monthly feature, we take a closer look a what makes a community in our state a great place to visit or live in. First up: the charming small town of Deep River.

I like driving more than most, I think. I usually have no problem with a good four- or five-hour drive. Sometimes, though, it’s lovely to leave the car in place for a while, and not have to think about gas and dashboard lights. So I thought I’d try an experiment: Where could I go for a weeke…

About 10 minutes off I-84 between Danbury and Waterbury, you’ll find the scenic town of Woodbury. It’s a rural oasis of sorts, filled with historic houses and rolling farms; a place where those of us who care about such things slow down to better appreciate the many sights.

The flotilla of river-goers passed by, carried on the current. Laying on inflated tubes with bright psychedelic shades of blue, pink and orange, they looked like a parade of characters from a Fellini movie. Many tubers grabbed hold of one another, forming thoroughly unsynchronized groups of …

When looking at the satellite images that show night-time light pollution, there is an almost unbroken chain of light along the Northeast corridor, from Washington, D.C. to Boston. Almost. In eastern Connecticut, the map shows one patch of black in the buzz of light — one patch of dark, spar…

In many ways New Haven has long been thought of as the cultural capital of Connecticut. The museums at the center of the city can be enjoyed on so many levels that it would actually take several day trips to take them all in. Two in particular, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Ce…

Sometimes you need to get away. But if you don’t have time to hit the road for a long trip or jet away to a distant location, there’s always the option of a day trip. Luckily, our state is flush with a variety of trips to suit any taste, all close enough to head out and make it back home in …

Some day trips have a singular focus — attend a baseball game, hike a mountain, go skiing. But what if you want to pack a plethora of activities into that precious time between sunup and sundown? Well, you go to New London.

You don’t have to look very far to find a great place to explore nature in Connecticut. Scenic wilderness trails criss-cross nearly every corner of the state, offering views aplenty. From flat and, in some cases, paved walkways to intense wilderness hikes, and dog- and bicyclist-friendly des…

From traditional chocolate Santas to edible chocolate sculptures and “single cow origin” confections made with milk from the chocolatier’s very own cows, Connecticut offers chocolate fans — and chocoholics — a deep, dark, rich variety of options along its silky and seductive Chocolate Trail.